Sunday Setlists #22 – Merry Christmas


Hey Everybody – Welcome to the 22nd week of Sunday Setlists – where you share your own recap, textfessional, or “Worship Confessional’ of your worship experience this week.

Lots of worship leaders participate, and we’d love to have lots more people chime in who just attended a worship service.

Here’s the simple rules:

1 – Blog about your worship service today – share about the songs, what you loved, what God spoke to you, sermon series, creative elements, etc.,  Just give us all a glimpse into your worship service.

2 – In your blog, link back to this post, so that those who read YOUR BLOG will come here and see the links to all the other recaps.  You might want to say something like “Today’s recap is a part of the “Sunday Setlists” blog carnival hosted at FredMcKinnon.Com” and link back to:

3 – After completing Steps 1 & 2 above, fill out the “Mister Linky” form below.  In the “URL” field, be sure to put the URL to YOUR BLOG POST, and not your blog’s homepage.  (Homepage Links will be removed).

4 – Leave a comment, and then visit all the other sites and check out what others are doing!

*** Worship Confessional for St. Simons Community Church, Dec 21 – 2008 ****

Ok, well honestly, I can’t say a lot because truth is .. I wasn’t in the main auditorium.  I’ve been backstage all day in our Kid’s Clubhouse Theater preparing for the “Jingle Jam” event, which is our rendition of a “Charlie Brown Christmas”.  However, Harriet Jones led worship, and she brings years of experience, passion, and insight for leading at this church.

They opened up with “Glory to God in the Highest” (Buddy Greene) and “Angels We Have Heard on High”
After a welcome and announcements, they did “Mary Did You Know”, “In Christ Alone”, and we had the awesome privilege of having Todd Hendrix come back and sing “Mary Did You Know” as the special.  This was an awesome moment because Todd was recently diagnosed with a cancerous tumor under his knee, and had substantial surgery which has had him off the platform for a while.  He had to come up on crutches and sit down, but it was an incredible moment to see his worshiping in the midst of his trial.

The closer was “Here I Am To Worship”.  From the bits and pieces I heard, and from what I’ve been hearing from those who attended, it was an incredible day.

Meanwhile, we were preparing for “Jingle Jam” which is a blast.  We’ve already finished the 4:00 showing, which was jam-packed, and I’m typing this from the Kid’s Clubhouse Theater “backstage” where we’re preparing for the 6:30 showing.

In closing, here’s a quick “cell-phone” video clip of the chaos happening backstage just before the 4:00 showing.

Charlie Brown Christmas BackStage Pass from Fred McKinnon on Vimeo.
Merry Christmas Everyone!

Sunday Setlists Participants

1. Brad Hafner
2. jonmark
4. Jim Drake
5. Russ Hutto
6. Mike Mahoney
7. Steffanie Oltmans
8. Ronnie (MandoRon)
9. Billy Chia
10. Matt Stevens
11. HL McConnell
12. Paul Joseph
13. Alison Stevens
14. Dorothy (vicar of vibe)
15. Lori Biddle
16. James Ridgers (@englishguy)
17. Bobby Gilles
18. Ed Schief
19. matt macdonald
20. Jon MOrris
21. Jordan
22. Matt Embry
23. WorshipCity – Youth Christmas
24. David Goodwin
25. Kyle (Our Rising Sound)
26. brent(inWorship)
27. Johnny Sierra
28. Deisha Day
29. Amanda
30. Jason Petermann
31. Cosima
32. Justin Kirkendall
33. Ben Abu Saada (Overland Park, KS)
34. Louise Knight
35. Eric Frisch
36. Brandon Teer
37. Gary Durbin
38. Wayne Thomas
39. Rob Petrini
40. Michelle Weger

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58 comments on “Sunday Setlists #22 – Merry Christmas

  1. Brad Hafner says:

    Yay! I’m first, I’m first!!

  2. jonmark says:

    i’m back this week…and i’m WAY early!!!

    jonmarks last blog post..sunday setlists…take sixteen…

  3. Jim Drake says:

    whew—glad today is done–but lots of work to be done before Wednesday. We’re trying to use Mogulus on Wednesday night to reach our missionaries on Christmas eve… lots of Technical stuff… pray that it works.

    Jim Drakes last blog post..Worship Post-Fessional, December 21, 2008

  4. Russ says:

    Top 3 woot!

    Merry Christmas Fred!

    Russs last blog post..Sunday Setlist [12-21-08]

  5. Russ says:

    Haha…or not. Top 5! Dang refresh!

    Russs last blog post..Sunday Setlist [12-21-08]

  6. you’ll be very happy to know that Harriet BROUGHT IT for A.M. worship… it was a wonderful service!

  7. Brad Hafner says:

    Is it me, or does Fred have an L in the link above making it difficult to link back to this blog?

  8. Mike says:

    Coolness. Bet it was a great show. I threw a little “bonus” video myself!

    Mikes last blog post..Sunday Setlist – December 31

  9. Woohoo!!! I made the top ten!!!

    Steffanie Oltmanss last blog post..Sunday Setlist ~ 12-21-2008

  10. Billy Chia says:

    Top Ten and I didn’t even lead worship today!

    Billy Chias last blog post..Beginning a Search

  11. Matt Stevens says:

    Hey everyone,

    Been out a few weeks, but it’s good to be back. I look forward to seeing/hearing your setlists. Merry Christmas!

    Matt Stevenss last blog post..December 21, 2008

  12. First time posting here, but looking forward to more!

  13. Lori Biddle says:

    Big Christmas Eve practice today, just now sitting down at my computer! Looking forward to Wednesday night, had a great weekend! Merry Christmas everyone!!

    Lori Biddles last blog post..preparing

  14. Matt Embry says:

    merry CHRISTmas Fred and the gang! i’ll be praying for ya’ll as you lead your churches through CHRISTmas eve worship services!

    Matt Embrys last blog post..Sunday Setlist – 12/21

  15. New blog post: Sunday Setlists #22 – Merry Christmas

  16. Louise says:

    Love both your openers Harriet. My favourites. Always spell Christmas for me. And a lovely way to close. I’m debating whether or not I should have closed a little quieter or at the very least given a little more quiet worship and reflective time. I did a great big JOY to the world!

  17. How much fun. Thanks for sharing the vid.
    I pray that everyone’s service (and upcoming Christmas eve service if you have one) touches peoples heart for Chirst.

  18. Christ…
    I wish my fingers typed better.

    dorothy (vicar of vibe)s last blog in peace Puffin

  19. Ed Schief says:

    I feel like a kid–we cancelled Sunday church. I played Saturday, but Sunday morning the roads were a scary mess. Here’s the kid part: I sat around waiting for the phone call, thinking “We shouldn’t have church, it’s too bad outside, the roads aren’t really passable”, and then when the call came, I warmed up my Jeep and drove to Panera Bread to pick up breakfast for Molly and me.

    Ed Schiefs last blog post..Ohhh, the weather outside…

  20. Fred says:

    Good morning all – wow, Mister Linky has removed a bunch of links already … 22 weeks and it’s hilarious how many folks don’t read those simple rules. READ and FOLLOW da RULES, peeps … they are there for are a reason. Don’t put your blog’s homepage URL in the linky box, and when you link back here in your post, please link back to the appropriate post … that way, our visitors find YOUR SETLIST POST when they click here, and YOUR VISITORS find ALL OF THESE SETLIST POSTS when they click to come here …

    Lots of folks still linking to their blog’s homepage, and lots of folks now linking back to this post … links back to my homepage,, etc., are appreciated, but the idea is to link back to THIS POST so people can actually find the Sunday Setlists post, even 1-2-3 weeks later.

    MERRY CHRISTMAS – and if your link is gone, follow da rules, and resubmit.

  21. Brad Hafner says:

    Fred, check your link above. In the past it has been a hyperlink but not this time. When I copy and paste it into my blog it doesn’t work.

  22. Fred says:

    Hey Brad –
    I can make it a hyperlink – but doesn’t your blog editor have the capability for you to paste in the text, and then highlight it, click the “link” tool, and paste it in again as a link? Either way, I’ll make it a hyperlink above. Didn’t know you could copy a hyperlink in a blog, and then paste it into your own, and it was automatically made a link! Go figure.

  23. Brad Hafner says:

    Thank you sir. Mine’s fixed!

  24. Jon Morris says:

    back after a 2 week sabbatical…ok maybe not sabbatical maybe it was just laziness and business..either way….I’m back in the mix

  25. Conner says:

    WOOHOO! I’m back with Sunday Setlist! It’s been a while since I led worship but last night was INCREDIBLE! WOOHOO.

    Conners last blog post..Sunday Setlist Dec. 21 – Youth Christmas!

  26. Fred says:

    Welcome back – and dude, keep in mind, you can post “Sunday Setlists” even when you DON’T lead … I’d love to see more and more people posting with a perspective from “off the stage”!

    Merry Christmas!

  27. Kyle says:

    5 hrs straight standing and playing music…I slept a lot after service but I finally made it to the party. Incredible service, can’t wait to post the video.

    Kyles last blog post..Chris Lizotte’s “Signal Hill Revival” now available

  28. WooHoo! I actually got a Sunday Setlist in…kind of 🙂

    brent(inWorship)s last blog post..Songs Of The Season

  29. Awesome production. We also had a production titled “Scrooge That” Check it out here and let me know what you think. Thanks

  30. Deisha Day says:

    Hi..just checking out the setlists…new to this.

  31. TWC peeps – if you blog, or have a social networking site to post a blog/note, check out Sunday Setlists, 22nd week at

  32. 25+ Worship Service Recaps and growing on Sunday Setlists – have you posted yours?

  33. 25+ Worship Service Recaps and growing on Sunday Setlists – have you posted yours?

  34. Finally posted!

    Jason Petermanns last blog post..Worship Confessional: December 21, 2008

  35. Cosima says:

    Hey, Merry Christmas everybody!

    Cosimas last blog post..Latest Wordle…

  36. Hey what an awesome idea!

    justin kirkendalls last blog post..Worship Confessional #1 (12.21.08)

  37. Amanda says:

    Merry Christmas, Fred, and everyone else reading! 🙂

    Amandas last blog post..Sunday Setlists – 12/21/08

  38. Eric Frisch says:

    Just posted mine. We hit the Christmas music full steam ahead this week!

    Eric Frischs last blog post..12/21/08 Set List

  39. Brandon Teer says:

    Got it posted!!
    Merry Christmas!!!

    Brandon Teers last blog post..Sunday Set List 12.21.2008

  40. Gary Durbin says:

    better late than never. my excuses are travel and sickness. thanks fred.

    Gary Durbins last blog post..Worship Confessional 12.21.08

  41. Wayne Thomas says:

    Sorry I’m late! My excuses are… 7 kids and the week of Christmas. 🙂



    Wayne Thomass last blog post..Sunday Set List – 12/21/08

  42. Rob Petrini says:

    woohoo… I got it in before Thursday!!!! Still last I guess!

    Rob Petrinis last blog post..Sunday Setlist Dec. 7

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